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The spring again is here

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1 The spring again is here,
life wakes from winter's gloom;
in field and forest far and near
sweet opening flowerets bloom.

2 O mystery strange and sweet,
that life so dumbly bound
should rise, our thankful gaze to greet,
and break from underground.

3 The morn is fresh and bright,
the slow dark hours depart:
let days unstained and pure delight
bring sunshine to the heart.

4 Lord, touch our careless eyes,
new life, new ardour bring,
that we may read Your mysteries,
the wonder of Your spring.

Source: The Irish Presbyterian Hymbook #47

Author: Arthur Christopher Benson

Benson, Arthur Christopher, M.A., son of Archbishop Benson, was born at Wellington College, April 24, 1862, and educated at Eton and King's College, Cambridge, B. A. (first class Classical Tripos) 1884. From 1885 to 1903 Assistant Master at Eton, and now (1905) Fellow of Magdalene College, Cambridge. His hymns include the following:— 1. God of all created things. [Coronation.] Written for the Coronation of King Edward VII., and published in Eight Hymns with Tunes, Novello & Co., 1902. Music by Sir Hubert Parry. 2. God of glory, King of nations. [Founder's Day Festival.] Originally written as a Processional Hymn for St. George's Chapel, Windsor, "Obiit Sunday," and subsequently adapted for general use. Printed in the Gua… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: The spring again is here
Author: Arthur Christopher Benson
Meter: 6.6.8.6
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

Tune

SANDYS (55175)


TERRA BEATA

TERRA BEATA was originally a traditional English folk tune, a variant of which, entitled RUSPER, appeared in The English Hymnal in 1906. Franklin L. Sheppard (b. Philadelphia, PA, 1852; d. Germantown, PA, 1930) arranged the tune for Babcock's text and published it in the Presbyterian church school h…

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